Emergency

An emergency can range from your child getting burnt at home to a car accident. Learn all about what to do in an emergency situation and the vital steps you need to take.

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Emergency

Clockwork – The Craig Scott story

When Craig Scott collapsed during a mountain bike race in November 2018, he was miles from the nearest hospital. Minutes from a heart attack. At the mercy of a miracle. 

Emergency

How to have a safe summer in the sun {infographic}

Summer in South Africa means spending time outside. But with lots of sun, extreme temperatures and exploring unfamiliar places comes risk. We look at how everyday preventative measures can help

Emergency

Stay safe on the roads this holiday season {infographic}

We look at how simple safety measures can make a big difference, and keep you safe on the road this holiday season.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Ensure safety in the home this summer {infographic}

The majority of childhood accidents occur in a familiar place. As these ER24 paramedics explain, kids are particularly at risk of burn injuries caused by household fires.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Safety in the water {infographic}

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death in South Africa. We look at why, highlight some dangers that come with holidays spent at the beach or in the pool,

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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How Knowing CPR Can Help Save A Life

Learn a skill that could save someone’s life. Earlier this year, a 56-year-old man collapsed at his workplace in Parow Industria. When ER24 paramedics arrived at the factory, they found

Emergency

Hidden Summer Dangers

Experts explain how to keep your children safe while they enjoy the festive season. Summer activities are often the highlight of the family calendar – think poolside braais, trips to

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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Emergency

How Alcohol Harms Your Health

It’s not just a hangover. Heavy drinking over the holidays can wreak havoc on your body and brain. For many, the festive season is the perfect time to overindulge in

Emergency

Yes, You Can Be Too Hot

Anyone spending time outdoors in summer expects to get hot. But seemingly insignificant symptoms could mean you’re struggling to regulate your body’s temperature – with potentially serious consequences. “Heat illness

Emergency

Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg recognised as Level 2 Trauma Centre

March 2019 saw Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg become the first Mediclinic facility to receive a level 2 accreditation from the Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA). “Trauma has become such a large

Children (1 to 12 years)

Don’t miss the signs of heat exhaustion in children

Heat exhaustion can be scary—and kids are at increased risk. Learn how to spot and prevent this common condition. 

car accident
Emergency

Reduce the risk of a car accident in winter (and in general)

The sad reality is that South Africa has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world. Poor vehicle maintenance and human error increase the chance you’ll be involved in an accident. Here are the most common hazards – and how to deal with them.

Emergency

Are you sure your home is fireproof?

ER24 paramedics are often called out to attend to injuries caused by household fires – and in winter the prevalence increases. Be aware of the risk factors for fires and

Emergency

Arm to arm: Where blood goes after it’s donated and who it saves

Were it not for blood donors, life-saving medical treatment for trauma victims, complicated surgical procedures and cancer treatments would not be possible.

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What does triage mean?

‘Triage is a clinically proven method of categorising medical cases by how serious they are,’ says Dr Irma Aggenbach, Emergency Centre Manager at Mediclinic Panorama.

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24 hours in the emergency centre

A day in the life of Dr Irma Aggenbach, Emergency Centre Manager at Mediclinic Panorama.

Emergency

A crash course in cycling accidents

There are three main culprits that may cause you and your bike to involuntarily part ways: hitting something, losing control, and speed. An orthopaedic surgeon explores what to do to limit injury in a cycling accident.

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How to pin emergency contacts to your phone

The holiday season is the time of year when emergency services are the busiest as more people are on the roads or outdoors. We show you how to pin emergency contacts to your phone for quick access.

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